Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Faith is defined in Greek as pistis. Pistis is always a gift from God, and never something that can be produced by people. In short, pistis for the believer is “God’s divine persuasion” – and therefore distinct from human belief (confidence), yet involving it. (Strongs Concordance #4102)
When faced with difficult situations, faith enables us to trust the Lord. We are divinely persuaded by His promises to see a good outcome when the present circumstances are overwhelming. I am learning to hold on to my faith as I watch people who I love battling through illness. When I close my eyes, I see the finished product I desire. But waiting on the manifestation takes confidence.
Faith to see hidden mysteries
I am either a Christian following a mystical path or a mystic following a Christian path. Karl McColman in his book, The Big Book Of Christian Mysticism writes, ” Luke 17:21 provides the key to understanding how mystery is embedded in Christian community. In this verse, Jesus says one of two things depending on the translation: The kingdom of heaven is within you or The kingdom of heaven is among you. For those drawn to mysticism and contemplation, the idea of the kingdom of God ( in other words, heaven) being found within us is particularly appealing. It suggests that the key to true spirituality is found by going within–by interior reflection, meditation, and contemplation “.
There is a mystery hidden within, Christ in you the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27). I have faith to see the mystery.